Originally Posted by cottontop
Just curious, but why did you deprime all of those cases? You will just have to reprime them anyway. I would just go ahead and reload them w/ the primers that were already in them, after pulling the bullets and dumping the powder of course.
Because I didn't know if they were magnum primers or standard large pistol. When it comes to real danger like excessive pressures I always error on the side of caution.
Like I said before I've had primers detonate with the lee loader while priming with my fingers right over the top of the case and it doesn't hurt you, it scares the crap out of you but it isn't dangerous. Yes I know the manuals tell you not to decap live primers. Because they can't control how you do things and they don't want some lawyer dragging them to court. The OP asked our opinions and I gave him mine based on decades of experience. There are always people with no common sense that might do it with open containers of powder near by. Open containers while your doing any loading step is just plain sloppy. If you are lazy and or stupid you shouldn't be handloading.